Delaware

3851
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Fifth Rate frigate 'Delaware' (1776) (28)
Captured27.9.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.11.1777BWAS-1714
ShipyardPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania DANFS
Constructor Warwick CoatesDANFS
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold14.4.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck117' 0 ½"Imperial Feet35.6743 
Length of Keel98' 0 ½"Imperial Feet29.8831 
Breadth32' 10 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold9' 8 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen563 4994Tons BM 

Armament


23.11.1777Broadside Weight = 126 Imperial Pound ( 57.141 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1777200 BWAS-1714

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1777 - 22.4.1778Commander James Watt (c.1733-1782) ADM 6/21/509
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Confirmed 10.2.1779
BWAS-1714
22.4.1778 - 27.2.1781Captain Christopher Mason (d.1801) ADM 6/22/208
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Confirmed 12.12.1780
BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1778 - 11.1779Captain's Servant Mathew Buckle (1770-1855)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
27.9.1777Taken by British Army units in the DelawareBWAS-1714
23.11.1777Commissioned as an armed shipBWAS-1714
23.4.1778Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
10.9.1778Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £3290.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.12.1778RegisteredBWAS-1714
25.4.1780Took the Brigantine Amazon (8) off Sandy HookW027
8.2.1781Arrived at DeptfordBWAS-1714
27.2.1781Paid offADM 51
3.1781Surveyed and laid upBWAS-1714
14.4.1783Sold at Deptford for £300BWAS-1714

 

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